Chloë Grace Moretz Is Still Defending Her Kim K. Insult
Shots were fired through the Twitter-sphere on International Women’s Day last week, when Chloë Grace Moretz took it upon herself to respond to a nude selfie Kim Kardashian posted on Instagram.
“I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than our bodies,” she said in two tweets.
Since then, public reactions have come out both in support of and against Moretz, but the 19-year-old actress —who’s identified as a “feminist since birth“— stands by her sentiment.
“All I’ll say is that I think a lot of things can be misconstrued in a lot of ways,” she told Elle Magazine. “And I think if people open their minds more, and they try to look deeper into something than just something that is a very big, hot, fiery button to hide behind…I think if people looked into something bigger that I was trying to speak upon, they wouldn’t be so easy to fire back silly, miscellaneous things.”
Moretz has been outspoken about women’s issues in Hollywood for some time now.
“A lot of young female characters that I turn down are a typical female plot device or a sexualized, boobs out, ass up, and that’s all they need,” she said to Huffington Post in 2014.
She also talked to Elle about Monthly Gift, a period subscription box and digital app she supports, which is responsible donating feminine products to women in need this month.
If there was an award for most feminist 19-year-old actress, sure, Chloe might deserve it. But some people’s definition of feminism also includes being naked when you feel like it, since it’s your body. Besides… who ever said getting Kim Kardashian didn’t get her body by “setting goals”?